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Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 20:17:12 +0100
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: [openwall-announce] passwdqc 2.0.1


This is to announce passwdqc 2.0.1, a new minor version of our
password/passphrase strength checking and enforcement tool set:

This release is mostly due to work by Dmitry V. Levin.

Significant changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1:

Improved pam_passwdqc's auto-generated policy descriptions, which were
slightly misformatted since the introduction of i18n support in 1.4.0.
Now they not only look prettier, but also make it clearer that the
mentioned lengths are merely the minimums and not the recommended ones.

Updated Russian translation for consistency with the above and to cover
messages added in 1.9.0+.

Increased maximum size of randomly-generated passphrases to 136 bits.
This was already the limit in the underlying API, but the tools' limit
was set to 85.  This increase is to allow for a wider variety of use
cases for the tools.

In the Makefile, use CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS consistently to be friendlier
to packaging by distros.

Added the file CHANGES based on two latest release announcements, and
started to maintain it.  (There was a change log in the RPM spec file
before, and it's still maintained as well, but it's more technical.)


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